What the way you eat says about your personality


If you believe a certain strain of science and psychology, we never do anything just to do it. There's meaning behind pretty much everything, including the mundane stuff like, oh, how we eat dinner. There's an amazing nine different ways of chowing down, and each connects to certain personality traits you likely see come out in other aspects of your life. The topic got a close look by the folks over at Little Things and they broke it down, bite by bite.

The slow eater:
You're the type who takes her time, wholeheartedly believing in the idea that it's quality over speed. You live in the present, and you really enjoy everything around you.

The fast eater:
Multitasking is your middle name. Hitting deadlines early is normal, and you're fairly competitive. There's a possibility you put the needs of others before yours, making it important that you take time for yourself.

Overhead view of friends at table during party
Overhead view of friends at table during party

The organizer:
You know those people who want everything on the dinner plate to remain in respective areas, free from any risk of cross-contamination? They're likely to be tidy and organized IRL too, with a tendency to be a bit inflexible.

The adventurer:
Approaching eating with a boldness that means you'll try everything translates into every aspect of your life. You're a brave risk-taker and never afraid of suggesting a new idea or plan.

The picky eater:
This is the person who loves being in her comfort zone and knowing exactly what's going on. You're curious, not afraid of asking questions, and love learning new things.

The isolationist:
It's the detail-oriented person who eats in this manner, finishing one type of food before moving on to the next. You're cautious, think everything through, and know there's a method to your madness. It's cool but essential to realize that others might not always see things the way you do.

The mixer:
If you mix everything on your plate together before eating, you're likely to be outgoing, friendly, and capable of taking on a lot. It's definitely true, but that means you also run the risk of overextending yourself.

The oversharer:
People eating dinner with you know what's going on: They hear you crunching, munching, and generally enjoying yourself. The unabashed spirit shows that you don't care what others think and are comfortable with presenting yourself exactly as you are.

The preparer:
Carefully cutting up your food and getting it perfectly ready means you tend to be forward-thinking, ambitious in your professional goals, and always eager to nail down plans and future dates with friends and family.

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